Website Middlebury Area Land Trust
This position is part of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board AmeriCorps (VHCB AmeriCorps). The VHCB AmeriCorps program supports the innovative dual-goal approach to creating stable affordable housing opportunities for Vermont residents while preserving the natural and working landscape. VHCB AmeriCorps is a national service program that places members with non-profit housing or land and energy conservation organizations around the state. The Middlebury Area Land Trust (MALT) works with our community to conserve natural and productive landscapes, and to enhance scenic, recreational, and educational opportunities. Based in Middlebury, VT and serving Addison County, this AmeriCorps Member position will maintain and protect 3,700+ acres of
conserved lands and 30 miles of public recreation trails. The member will inspire and foster a strong environmental ethic through nature science education for youth and adults while inspiring responsible outdoor recreation.
Teach environmental education programs for audiences ages 3 to adulthood, including schools, camps, professional partners, and family groups;
Co-develop and teach summer day camps for children ages 3-14, mentor and supervise teen counselors-in-training
Serve directly and side-by-side with volunteers while maintaining 30+ miles of trail. Recruit, coordinate, and engage 100+ volunteers on the trails;
Directly steward MALT’s conserved lands with an emphasis on invasive species management, engaging volunteers to make direct improvements;
Serve directly in MALT’s 4-year campaign to increase equitable public access to MALT’s 3,700+ acres of public lands and 30+ miles of trails;
Maintain performance measurement records for all education programs and lead a strategic assessment of MALT’s currently served audiences, leading to a recommendation for more equitable engagement with MALT’s programs;
Participate in an Independent Service Project under the guidance of VHCB AmeriCorps
Participate in all VHCB AmeriCorps Trainings, Service Days, Events, and Program Initiatives.
Engage in professional and personal development activities and networking opportunities.
Living stipend of $22,950 for 11 months of service. An education award of $6,495 is given upon completion of service.
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